Today’s warehouse management systems help improve the accuracy of warehousing companies or representatives and/or factory management systems of the so-called picking lines. Nearly twenty years into the twenty-first century, the jargon mentioned here will be equated directly to today’s advanced automated packaging system. Improving overall efficiencies lead to the improved accuracy. This statement can be applied to any series of industrial processes, never mind packaging systems.
Invariably, most industrial processes will be requiring some form of packaging system or another. Whether it was manually driven previously and now pushed by way of advanced technologies, continuous and improved productivity was and is always a core issue. New companies or those whose packaging inventories can be regarded as archaic or antiquated need to rely on solid industry expertise and experience in order to source the requisite or appropriate installations or upgrades.
Industry expertise comes by way of a systems integrator. He can be defined as a consultant. He can also be a researcher. He needs to have a close look at his clients’ existing packaging systems and processes in order to begin preparing a successful roadmap for transformation and integration towards a new, technologically inspired packaging system that will be more effective and produced the necessary improved production and sales/income results.
The systems integrator specializes in warehouse and distribution systems and is empowered to rely on previous direct industry experience. Along with the repertoire of skills, knowledge and resources, the integrator is armed with up to date information on the latest technological and software developments. The systems integrator must have an astute knowledge and understanding on how a variety of distribution centers, warehouses and industries operate.
Direct research and development leads him towards being able to make an accurate assessment and recommend the appropriate machinery upgrades or installations.